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The first noteworthy aspect of Lowtalker is that the band is made up of members from both Misery Signals and Comeback Kid, but it is quickly obvious that they have a far different sound. Lowtalker sounds more like Hot Water Music, Polar Bear Club and Living With Lions, which is no coincidence considering Lowtalker’s Stu Ross now fronts the Lions.
Right from the first listen the instruments and catchy yell-telligent (yelling intelligent lyrics) vocals are fighting for your attention. While the songs are catchy and melodic they also have this heaviness to them. The heaviness might have something to do with the fact that these dudes have made a very impressionable mark on the hardcore/metal scene with their previous bands.
The lyrics are as strong as the music with Ross and Matthew Keil belting out inspiring, sincere and heartfelt lyrics layered with 90’s style punk rock back up vocals. At times you can feel Ross spitting a hundred percent of his heart into lines like, “And now I know I can save myself. I am my mother’s son. I am my fathers blood.” It’s enough to give you goosebumps.
That feeling is what makes “People Worry About Everything” one of those releases that spreads around by word of mouth. Lowtalker would fit right in on the bill at The Fest in Florida and I wouldn’t be surprised to see their name on next year’s line up. If they’re not playing The Fest hopefully we will at least have a full-length release by then.